Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the appointment of Joe Adachi as the company’s new chairman and CEO. Since 2005, Adachi has been serving as president and CEO of Canon U.S.A., overseeing Canon’s operations in the Americas, and will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO. In addition, Yuichi Ishizuka has been named president and COO of Canon U.S.A.
In his new position, Ishizuka will be involved in the management of new business projects while continuing his current responsibilities as executive vice president and general manager for the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, where he oversees the camera, video and inkjet printer groups.
“I look forward to my new assignment as president and COO of Canon U.S.A.,” said Ishizuka. “Mr. Adachi has a strong vision for our company’s future and I am honored to work together with him to take Canon to the next level.”
Adachi joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1970 and worked at Canon U.S.A. from 1978 to 1992. He returned back to Canon Inc., and in 1993 was named general manager of the Photo Products Marketing Management Division. In 1998, Mr. Adachi was named president of Canon Canada, and in 2001, was appointed president and CEO of Canon China and Canon Hong Kong, as well as chairman of Canon Singapore. In 2005, Mr. Adachi returned to Canon U.S.A. as president and CEO. In 2013, in addition to his current position, he was appointed chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. that provides direct sales and service for all Canon and Océ office and printing offerings in the United States.
Ishizuka began his career at Canon Inc. in Japan in 1981, where he worked in the Camera Division. In 1983 he joined Canon U.S.A., but was soon transferred to Canon Canada in 1988 where he became product and marketing manager of the Camera, Video and Still Video department. He later returned to Canon U.S.A. in 1993 and spent two years in the Product Control Division before he was promoted to marketing manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Camera Division. In 1997, he went back to Canon Inc. for a year, returning to America in 1999 to start Canon U.S.A.’s Digital Camera Division as its assistant director. After several promotions within the Consumer Imaging Division, Ishizuka was promoted in 2007 to senior vice president and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging Group, now known as the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. In January 2010, he was promoted to executive vice president and general manager and in April 2012, he was appointed as an executive officer of Canon Inc. Earlier this year, Ishizuka was appointed to senior executive officer of Canon Inc., Japan.